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Aberfan disaster continues to haunt after decades

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:14
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The Aberfan disaster struck in the Welsh town of the same name in 1966 and resulted in several deaths. The tragic incident still haunts the residents of the village who have fought decades for justice.

The people of Aberfan are reliving the events that happened more than five decades ago. Aberfan is situated in South Wales.

It made headlines all over the world when a mountain consisting of coal waste collapsed in top of the village. The death toll included dozens of children and 28 adult persons.

People from all over the world made contribution for helping the people of the devastated village. But the people of the shattered village had to fight years in order to get justice.

The cause of the Aberfan disaster was a buildup and accumulation of water inside a rock that suddenly started going downhill. Along the way down, it turned into a slurry. The entire village was covered in debris within a few minutes, while the classrooms immediately became flooded killing young children and their teachers. Click HERE to read about Aberfan disaster…

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